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. 2013 Oct;10(10):e1001529.
doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001529. Epub 2013 Oct 8.

The Final Push for Polio Eradication: Addressing the Challenge of Violence in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria

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The Final Push for Polio Eradication: Addressing the Challenge of Violence in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria

Seye Abimbola et al. PLoS Med. .
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Abstract

Seye Abimbola and colleagues provide a view from Nigeria, Pakistan, and Afghanistan on global efforts to eradicate polio in those countries. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary.

Conflict of interest statement

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. The opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of their respective affiliated organisations.

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